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The money that I have did not come from inheritance, privilege, gov't assistance or handouts. I had to work hard for everything that I have and own and was never given a dollar to start out with (except for loans which I have paid back in full).

I have always had to earn my way even while in school. After school, I served honorably in the U.S. Military (Special Forces) for 7 years. Then, after getting out, I worked for various employers until I was financially able to start a business of my own.

I raised both of my kids alone since they were 2 and 3 years old without their Mother, and did it with no Government Assistance. I've paid my taxes, given to my church (when I've gone) and given to quite a few charities, and am debt free.

Like many, I too have had to work through tough financial times and taken on two and three jobs at a time to make ends meet. But rather than whine about it (like so many do) or expect Gov't entitlements or assistance, I worked that much harder to overcome and have what I do today.

I believe in God (of whom I thank everyday), hard work, self-discipline, self-reliance and charity to my family and other deserving causes ... However, I don't trust the Government and Politicians who take more and more of it to use it for their own political, personal or socialist gain. If that makes me Conservative ... then I am proud to be a Conservative. If I had to categorize myself, I would say that I am an independent thinking fiscal conservative with a compassionate liberal bend here and there.

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